Consultation workshop on implementation of ART monitoring in support of 2015 WHO ARV Guidelines development

As part of the work package providing modelling to support the development of the 2015 WHO ARV Guidelines we held a consultation meeting with policy makers and programme planners in order to ensure that modelling reflected programmatic realities in sub-Saharan Africa.
11 - 12 March 2015 | Harare, Zimbabwe

This meeting held on 11 - 12 March was attended by 42 delegates from a range of institutions (Ministries of Health/national laboratories; academic; international policy organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)), including 19 directly involved in delivery of ART and patient monitoring in 5 countries (Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa).

The primary objective was to discuss and document the issues that are experienced in programmes and Ministries of Health with current implementation of ART monitoring and explore implications of potential new approaches. This is in order to inform future implementation research and policy, both directly and through well-informed models of ART monitoring strategies.  

This workshop allowed for feedback on the modelling and cost-effectiveness work undertaken and for further discussion of issues faced by programmes in implementing patient monitoring.

A report of the workshop proceedings (‘Implementation issues for monitoring people on ART in low-income settings in sub-Saharan Africa’) can be found in the meeting reports page of the HIV Modelling Consortium website.